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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise wins 2024 IoT Breakthrough award in health sector
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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise awarded the 2024 Health and Wellness prize by IoT Breakthrough for its innovative IoT solution, OmniAccess Stellar Asset Tracking, aiding in healthcare efficiency.
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UK landline digital switchover summons connectivity fears
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digital literacy
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connectivity
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UK landline switchover to digital could jeopardise safety of 95% of those over 65, according to disability and elderly advocacy groups urging for delay until 2030.
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New Forescout report uncovers 21 new tech vulnerabilities
Fri, 8th Dec 2023
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cybersecurity
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emergency services
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canada
SIERRA: 21 Living on the Edge analysis unearths 21 new tech vulnerabilities, triggering concern for critical global infrastructure.
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Max York, former GE Australia CEO, joins AMSL Aero as new Chief Executive
Mon, 4th Dec 2023
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emergency services
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telecommunications
Max York, ex-CEO of GE Australia, has been appointed Chief Executive of AMSL Aero, bolstering the leading green aviation company's senior leadership.
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FourNet appoints Former Sabio Solutions Lead as Head of Solution Design
Thu, 7th Sep 2023
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digital transformation
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cx
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project management
FourNet appoints Iain Johnson as Head of Solution Design, leveraging his expertise in CX to drive rapid data-led transformation for customers.
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Kordia and Tait Communications score $1.4B NZ Govt contract
Wed, 16th Nov 2022
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Kordia and Tait Communications have been chosen by the New Zealand Government to deliver a secure digital radio communications network for emergency responders.
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Spark, Vodafone team up for Aotearoa's Public Safety Network
Fri, 11th Nov 2022
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internet
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emergency services
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vodafone
Spark and Vodafone have announced the establishment of Hourua, a new joint venture that will provide priority cellular services to the Public Safety Network.
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Motorola signs $60M deal to enhance NSW emergency services network
Tue, 23rd Aug 2022
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smartphones
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technology gifts
NSW Telco Authority has awarded Motorola Solutions a five-year contract extension to support and enhance the state’s Public Safety Network.
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What 5G means for first responders
Fri, 22nd Jul 2022
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cloud services
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uc
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5g
5G technology is set to revolutionize emergency response, providing real-time intelligence, advanced communication, and improved services for first responders.
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Vodafone, Te Rourou foundation launch emergency grant, match donations for Tonga tsunami recovery
Tue, 18th Jan 2022
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charity
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emergency services
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vodafone
Vodafone and Te Rourou are supporting relief efforts in Tonga, with an emergency grant and matching donations.
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International Telecommunication Union to help nations with emergency comms
Tue, 24th Mar 2020
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government
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telecommunications
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international telecommunication union
ITU develops guidelines for national emergency telecommunication plans amidst COVID-19 pandemic. Speed and efficiency crucial for disaster response.
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Fujitsu completes Tassie emergency services upgrade
Mon, 9th Dec 2019
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outsourcing
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digital transformation
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fujitsu
It allows for real-time sharing of incident details, resource location, hazards, and warnings as well as status tracking between agencies.
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Commerce Commission seeks to upgrade NZ’s emergency calling code
Fri, 13th Sep 2019
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broadband
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commerce commission
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emergency services
New Zealand regulator proposes rules to protect consumers during power cuts as country shifts to new telecom technologies.
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Vertel partners with Beaconsim to aid AUS emergency services
Fri, 21st Jun 2019
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radio
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emergency services
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emergency communications
Vertel and Beaconsim are partnering to bring advanced radio command and control simulators and communications training to Australia's emergency services.
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Motorola signs $261M deal to upgrade Victoria emergency services network
Tue, 24th Apr 2018
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smartphones
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technology gifts
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motorola
Motorola signs AU$261m contract to upgrade radio networks for Victoria's first responders, extending existing deal.
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Fujitsu creates $17m dispatch system for Tasmania Police
Mon, 30th Oct 2017
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fujitsu
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police
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emergency services
Fujitsu's £17m system set to boost Tasmania Police's response times.
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Spark to launch private paging service for emergency & business-critical customers
Tue, 29th Nov 2016
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emergency services
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paging
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spark
The NZ Fire Service operates across the length of New Zealand including remote rural locations that do not have wide spread reliable mobile coverage.
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Emergency location tracking can be life or death, so why is NZ taking so long?
Fri, 23rd Sep 2016
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smartphones
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technology gifts
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location tracking
With the accuracy of GPS, combined with the amount of data about users, using emergency location tracking for medical purposes seems obvious. Right?.
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South Westland to trial virtual medical receptionist
Fri, 26th Feb 2016
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emergency services
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south westland dhb
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job moves
South Westland is set to benefit from a virtual medical receptionist – a new service offering greater access to booking general practice appointments.
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Wireless broadband in public safety market expected to soar
Fri, 6th Nov 2015
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cybersecurity
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emergency services
The global wireless broadband in public safety market is set to reach $22.9bn by 2020, according to a new study.
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Government to develop 111 emergency app
Thu, 18th Jun 2015
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apps
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emergency services
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nz government
An emergency 111 smartphone app is being developed in a joint venture between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the NZ Police.
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New emergency alert system via text for Southlanders
Wed, 6th May 2015
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emergency services
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southland civil defence
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emergency management
Emergency Management Southland is urging Southland residents to sign up to a text alert system, which will provide warnings directly to mobile phones.
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Facebook joins the fight against Ebola with three initiatives
Fri, 7th Nov 2014
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edutech
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emergency services
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facebook
Facebook launches trio of initiatives to combat Ebola, including donations, education, and communication aid for West Africa.
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Google launches emergency search
Fri, 12th Nov 2010
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google
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nz
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cios
Special search results to be displayed for poison and suicide hotlines from searches within New Zealand.